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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama - Something Beautiful Happened


We were nervous - not daring to breathe freely, and definitely afraid to think that we could vote an end to the eight terrible Bush/Cheney years that have taken such a toll on many of us. It was a long November 4th here in California but with the election of Barak Obama to the Presidency, it was well worth the wait.

No one in our small house was able to speak at the moment we realized that Obama was the winner. My stomach was in knots. I fought to process what was happening before my teary eyes when, like the flower in the above photo, the entire world burst into one joyously beautiful bloom.

Yesterday's election of America's first president of color was historic beyond our immediate grasp. I still tear up when I think about the African Americans, who having endured generations of slavery, Jim Crow laws, and voter intimidation, stood in line for hours to elect our nation's first black president. And when I look at the images of the Obama celebrations that took place all over the world, I am overwhelmed by love pouring from our
neighbors around the globe.

Barack Obama brings with him a respect and tolerance for others that has not been seen during the neoconservative Bush Administration. He is an intelligent, well educated man who is also a skilled diplomat. The Obama Administration will not be noted for irresponsible, reckless policies for Barack Obama carefully considers what is placed before him, seeks advice as needed, and listens when it is given. I am only sorry that his remarkable grandmother, Toot, did not live to share the events surrounding the election of her grandson to the Presidency of the United States of America with the rest of the world.

We have taken the first step toward PEACE. Let's walk with Obama as we journey toward a Culture of Peace.

.......Kitchen Window Woman.......

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8 Comments:

Blogger Hillbilly Artist - H. Hinkle said...

Very nicely said...wish I could have been there with you to celebrate too! What a night...the world is changed forever. I have been overwhelmed all day watching how the whole world has reacted to Obamas victory. They see him as HOPE as we do. I am ready for peace...the whole world is ready too. (:

6:58 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

It would have been nice for all of us to be together. I've been overwhelmed all day too. Tired and just trying to get used to the idea of the End of Bush.

America used to mean HOPE to our global friends and neighbors - Bush and the band of neocon bullies turned hope into fear and hate. I am more than ready for change and ready to work to develop a lasting Peace.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...

Hi kww...

I'm sorry for not stopping by a lot, however I have been burned out with the past eight years of Nazi rule.

For the first time in my life for a long time I have never been as proud or America as I was Tuesday night when Senator Obama became the first African American President of the United States of America.

God Bless President Obama and God Bless America once again.

God Bless.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Shaugh69 said...

Hey Sis,

It was a magic moment in time and history on Tuesday night. I am so glad that I was able to both witness and help create it.

A great burden has been lifted off our shoulders. It was take time and pain to heal the problems of the last 8 years but I actually look forward to it.

Hope all is well.

Luv,
Brian

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been a very long dark tunnel where we were all kept hostage for 8 years. We didn't even realize that we were as oppressed as we were. We knew it but we didn't know the depth of it until our release when suddenly a beam of light became strong and we squinted into the light and felt the air of hope, the scent of peace, the glint of CHANGE. Then came the tears of joy, sheer joy.

Let's never ever let such an ordeal overtake our country again. Let's revel in this happy victory but let us not forget our goals.

Thank you KWW for all of your many blogs that helped to pave the way with information, bit by bit, thought by thought to this wonderful moment.

Yes, we can!

Auntie

8:15 AM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Anon-Paranoid...
I haven't been blogging much of late, either. I well understand being burned out. This nation has suffered 8 years of trauma and those of us who've stood against this war and for the Constitution are tired beyond tired.

We have indeed been fortunate to experience a new beginning on election night.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Shaugh69...
Hey Bro,
What a pleasant surprise to hear from you. I feel better knowing that you were working for the same goals on the East Coast as we were, here on the West Coast. We did it! Must be in the genes!

Tuesday night was incredible. I am so glad that the burden has been lifted and that Americans are beginning to emerge from the darkness.

We will have a lot to do to repair the damage done to our nation and to heal but I, like you, am more than willing to put in my time and effort.

I hope that you are all well, too.
Love and hugs,
your west coast sister,
KWW

12:55 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Auntie...
I agree entirely that we didn't realize just how oppressed we had become. Even after all of our efforts to be informed and active against it we were pulled down deeper than we were able to realize. You nailed it - it was only after the light that provided a contrast that the devastation became apparent. No wonder my stomach was a mess.

I am resting and enjoying the bright fresh air but will soon be back at it. The neoconservative bastards that nearly destroyed this country are still out there waiting for another opportunity to drag all of us back into their fascist dream of a Totalitarian America and a global Empire.

:) :) :) So happy Sarah is back in Alaska ;)no more winks!

1:13 PM  

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